Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

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An in-depth look at Saudi Arabia's advanced F-15SA fleet

Key.Aero provides an in-depth look at Saudi Arabia’s Boeing F-15SA (Saudi Advanced) Strike Eagle fleet and charts the delivery of its 84 new-build multi-role fighters over the last five years

New maintenance hangar opens at Beja

The €30 million complex is projected to create around 150 jobs within its first three years

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The ultimate guide to the Airbus A318

On the 19th anniversary of its first flight, Key Aero examines what happened to the select number produced and where they all are today

USAF orders 12 more KC-46s from Boeing

Boeing announced on January 12 that it has been awarded a US$1.7bn contract by the USAF to deliver 12 more KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft under a sixth production lot

Boeing reveals order for ‘final four’ 747-8s

Ahead of next year’s end to production, the last remaining jumbos have found a home

Here’s how many jets Airbus delivered in 2020

Ahead of the release of its financial results next month, the aircraft manufacturer revealed its delivery and order performance for last year

Amazon buys jets for the first time - here's what they got

The bolstered fleet supports Amazon’s growing customer base during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly

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How much do Airbus’ aircraft cost brand-new?

Here’s how much cash you’ll need if you want to own a brand-new example

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Which airlines are still using the Boeing 757?

On this day in 1983, Eastern Air Lines began commercial services with the Boeing 757. Key.Aero recounts its introduction into service and examines which airlines are still using them

Boeing's Loyal Wingman continues taxi tests, first flight planned for early 2021

Boeing revealed on December 21 that its Airpower Teaming System unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi test in preparation for the platform’s first flight in early 2021

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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